Welcome to the website of the ASSEP (Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale de l’École Polytechnique), the union that represents all lecturers, teaching assistants and postdoctoral fellows from École Polytechnique.

The mission of the ASSEP is to represent its members and their rights, as every day that the negotiation of collective agreements. To do this, we work with our trade union, PSAC (Public Service Alliance of Canada). We are also affiliated with the FTQ (Quebec Federation of Workers) and the CLC (Canadian Labour Congress).

According to the statutes and regulations of the ASSEP, anyone who performs the work covered by either of our three bargaining units (lecturers, teaching assistants and postdoctoral fellows), or who performed one of these tasks is a member of ASSEP up to a year after receiving his last pay. You can check the tabs of the three units for details on each.

The ASSEP is always looking for members to get involved in their union. Do not hesitate to contact members of the executive committee if one of the stations you want.

Presence of an union representative during office hours : Tuesday and Thursday, 13:30 to 17:00

Please note that it is possible that some of these periods of availability could be occasionally canceled or moved.
The office is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, but we suggest you to contact us in advance if you have to come at École Polytechnique to meet us.

Collective agreements for lecturers and postdoctoral fellows

Collective agreements for lecturers and postdoctoral fellows will be signed soon. They are still effective today on September 1, 2017, following an agreement with the direction.

The finance department may need a pay period to adjust, in which case wage increases will be paid retroactively as required from today. This applies to any person currently under contract, even if you have signed this contract at the former salary rate.

Lecturers : general assembly on the agreement in principle

After nearly three years of fierce negotiations, your bargaining committee has finally come to an agreement in principle with the employer! We have succeeded in pushing the employer to approve a draft collective agreement that we believe meets your needs and demands.

While it is not ideal to call a meeting in the middle of the summer, we believe it is important to sign our first collective agreement quickly so that negotiated wage increases can be applied befor the fall semester of 2017. This is why we call for a general assembly of all lecturers on:

Postdocs : general assembly on the agreement in principle

Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement in principle with École Polytechnique, for the first collective agreement. This agreement has been reach on Monday, June 19th 2017. The content of the agreement in principle is attached to this email (french only).

You are all invited to participate in the postdocs's unitary assembly, to be held on Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 12:00, in room C-630 of the main building. A lunch will be provided to the members present. You must have an active contract to vote.

lecturers general assembly on Bill 13 - agreement accepted

There will be a unitary general assembly of lecturers on Thursday, March 16th 2017, at 12:30 pm in room C-632 of the main building. The agreement of principle concerning Bill 13 will be put to the vote. A lunch will be provided to the members present.

Update : The agreement has been accepted by the lecturers of ASSEP. We are waiting for some results in other unions.